BLM approves sending rounded-up wild horses to sanctuary on central Wyoming ranch

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LANDER, Wyoming — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will begin sending wild horses rounded up from public rangelands to a new sanctuary in Fremont County.

Horses could begin arriving as soon as next spring at the 900-acre Double D Ranch seven miles north of Lander. The ranch initially will take as many as 100 horses.

The BLM approved the plan Tuesday.

Former Wyoming State Veterinarian Dwayne Oldham and his wife, Denise, own the Double D Ranch. It will be the third BLM wild horse sanctuary after one near Centennial in southeastern Wyoming and another in southeastern Oklahoma.

The BLM reimburses property owners to care for the animals and requires them to keep the sanctuaries open to visitors.

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